James Carville

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Chester James Carville Jr.
  • Birth Place: Fort Benning, GA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/25/1944, Scorpio
  • Profession: Political consultant; author; television commentator; educator
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James Carville Fast Facts:
  • Grew up in Carville, LA, a town on the Mississippi River named for his grandfather, who was its postmaster.
  • As a teen, he worked on his first political campaign for a car dealer running for the Louisiana state legislature.
  • Served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1968.
  • Taught eighth-grade science in rural Louisiana.
  • Has appeared as himself on Mad About You, Spin City, The Family Guy and Arli$$. Played a prosecutor in Milos Forman's 1996 film The People vs. Larry Flynt. Had a cameo in the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers.
  • Both he and his wife, GOP stalwart Mary Matalin, hosted CNN's raucous Crossfire, but not at the same time.
  • A prolific author, his books include such New York Times best sellers as We're Right, They're Wrong (1996), and a children's book, Lu and the Swamp Ghost (2004).
  • In 2009, joined the faculty of Tulane University to teach political science.
  • James Carville Relationships:
  • Bill Carville - Brother
  • Mary Anne - Sister
  • Mary Matalin - Wife
  • Bonnie - Sister
  • Emerson "Emma" Normand Carville - Daughter
  • Gail - Sister
  • Lucille Norman Carville - Mother
  • Chester James Carville - Father
  • Pat - Sister
  • Angela - Sister
  • Steve Carville - Brother
  • Matalin "Matty" Carville - Daughter
  • College:
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (BS 1970; D.Law 1973)

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